Amusement Park Accident Claim *
An amusement park accident * is any sort of incident that has taken place on the grounds of the amusements . Usually these accidents result in injury *. Amusement parks can pose significant threats to the public if the appropriate safety procedures aren’t followed. Any person who has involvement in the organisation, maintenance or operation is obliged to follow a set of health and safety procedures. An injury that occurred on the grounds * is categorised under a Public Liability Accident * . If negligence from another party is confirmed you may be eligible to seek a legal remedy for your injuries. If you have suffered a personal injury from an amusement park accident * contact us . Our team of legal practitioners are on hand to give assistance to any questions or queries about the claims process .
Safety Requirements and Duty of Care
Amusement parks have a legal obligation to provide a duty of care to all people who enter their premises. As visitor numbers can escalate within a short period of time . Therefore, it can be difficult to ensure all individuals remain safe and unexposed to risks. In an attempt to achieve this objective, all parks must abide by certain legislation. These legislations include:
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992,
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974,
- Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2016,
- Health and Safety Regulations 1996,
- Work at Height Regulations 2005.
By enforcing these legislations it benefits both the organisation and the public’s best interest. In addition to this, all employees of the amusement park have a set of duties to ensure the best level of health and safety is being provided. Some examples of these duties consist of:
- Designers, manufacturers and installers have a duty to be confident that the attractions are safe, installed adequately and thoroughly researched
- All attractions must be constantly maintained in a safe condition
- Inspections of all attractions should be regularly carried out to maintain safety standards
- Individuals with overall control of the premises must consider risk assessments implementation, safe layout and emergency procedures.
With theme parks beginning to become an increasing trend in Ireland, it is important to be familiar with the risks associated with attending such an event. Injuries linked with public liability accident claims * include:
The most common causes of theme park accidents * are:
- Defective or faulty attraction – for example, a fault on a roller coaster
- Slip, trip or fall – these can happen from either poorly maintained or uneven grounds or attractions.
- Food poisoning – this can occur due to poor kitchen hygiene standards
- Falling objects – this could happen is a piece of a ride falls off or barriers fall down on people causing injury, for example.
Child Injury in a Theme Park
In cases where your child (aged under 18) has been injured in a theme park the rules for making an injury claim are different . A minor cannot make a claim themselves for any injuries sustained until they turn 18. However , once they turn 18 they have 2 years to make their claim. Therefore, before their 18th birthday, a parent or guardian can bring a claim forward on their behalf. It is advisable to speak with a solicitor about a child injury claim * . In order to ensure that you take all the necessary steps. Once the claim a settlement may be reached . However this settlement is held with the courts until the child turns 18.
Making a Claim
If you have no other option but to seek a legal remedy for your injuries it is recommended to collect documents of evidence. Because these will assist you when making a claim. These documents will justify if there was negligence from the other party. Examples of these documents can be:
Photographs: Any photographs taken of your immediate injuries or photos which illustrate why the accident happened will strengthen your claim as any doubt of negligence will be removed or confirmed.
Witness statements: The information and statements of any individuals who saw the event occur should be collected. It is advisable that these statements aren’t from family members so there is no form of bias involved.
Medical Reports: You have the right the request a report from your doctor detailing your injuries, the extent of them and the treatment that is needed to make a full recovery. This medical report will show an appropriate measure of the seriousness of the injury.
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With over 30 years’ experience, Tracey Solicitors ensure not to overwhelm you with legal jargon and can provide you with legal advice and guidance . We have your best interest at heart . Because we understand .If you would like to find out more information on this topic or on the claims process you can contact our solicitors on 01 649 9900 or email email@example.com